Science, Technology, and Society
Student Learning Outcomes

STS students will learn:

  • 1. To understand knowledge-making practices within the disciplines of science, and experience those practices directly through laboratory sciences, mathematics, and/or engineering.
  • 2. To examine science and technology as historical practices and as social institutions, being able to explain the theories, concepts, and methods used in such examination.
  • 3. To explain in depth the way the social and cultural conditions of science and technology interact with science and technology in a particular field.
  • 4. To develop individual interests, through a thesis or research paper, that engage a technological controversy, policy problem, or application; or seek comparable intellectual depth in a cognate discipline such as philosophy, history or anthropology.
  • 5. To demonstrate the ability to weave the major's different strands together in an intellectually robust way, through a senior thesis, the senior integrative seminar, or comparable capstone experience.

To be well prepared for graduate work and future careers in the health sciences, science writing, design and engineering, public policy, environmental studies, law, or academia.